If you think a deluge of a weekend full of rain was going to stop NYC’s premiere competitive cycling event, the Red Hook Crit…guess again.
Congratulations to France’s 24-year-old Thibaud Lhenry who won it for the men and Jo Celso, a 26-year-old from San Diego and a rider for the Wolfpack Hustle Team, placed first in the first ever woman’s division.
Here is an article and photos from the New York Times:
Photos: A Damp Spin Through Brooklyn
By: Joshua Bright
March 31st, 2014
If you looked up through the heavy rain Saturday in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, you could just make out the silhouettes of its industrial landscape: warehouses, dock cranes, factory chimneys, even the barely discernible Statue of Liberty. If you looked left or right between umbrellas, you could see beards, tattoos, cow bells and colorful caps with inadequate brims. If you looked down, you could see drops of blood in some rain puddles. And if you blinked, well, you would have missed the point: ridiculously fast, brakeless, fixed-gear bike racing.
Read more: here.
and a video report from CNN:
CNN Ireport: RED HOOK CRIT
by: Alex Preditor
The Red Hook Crit, billed as “The World’s Premier Track Bike Criterium” hosted its inaugural Women’s Criterium during its 7th annual event this Saturday.
The Crit is a closed course at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal where fearless fixed gear bikers and runners qualify and compete. Its sponsors include Rockstar Games and Timbuk2, among many others. This year’s event was especially challenging due to the cold and rainy weather.
Read more: here.
More photos: here.
Here is the official photo blog of the Red Hook Crit.
and some live action helmet cam to give you a sense of what it was like in the rain…
Special thanks to: www.urbancyclistworldwide.com where most of this source material was compiled.